Food groups

I often hear when I'm out with family and friends "I can't eat that its vegan" which always makes me laugh because unless you live an alkaline, raw vegan or a carnivore lifestyle you can eat anything vegan. The building plate of most meals start of vegan until you add a dairy or meat product which is generally substituted for a legume (vegetable) or an alternative of some sort. It is also important to take note that just like a lot of processed food, processed vegan substitutes aren't always healthy either. It is always important to look at the sugar and salt levels in the processed food and decide whether or not it's good for a treat or in your every day eating plan. It is important to know that not all eating styles fit everyone, for example people who suffer with IBS tend to feel worse after eating calciferous vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale and turnips etc. However there is a variety of vegetables to choose from and a mixture is key to a healthy lifestyle, too much of anything is not a good thing. Also vegetables can be seasoned, stewed, stir fried, roasted to make eating your greens more enjoyable.

Down below you will find more information about what the different food groups eat.

Raw vegans - Fresh, dried, juiced or dehydrated fruits. Raw, juiced or dehydrated vegetables. Raw nuts and seeds. Uncooked grains and legumes (sprouted or soaked) Raw nut milks. Raw nut butters. Cold-pressed oils. Fermented foods like miso, kimchi and sauerkraut.

Alkaline - Most fruits and vegetables, soybeans and tofu, and some nuts, seeds, and legumes

Vegans – Everything above plus rice, pasta, all fruits, vegetables etc, vegan canned foods, vegan alternatives and vegan convenience food.

Vegetarian – Everything above plus diary food such as cheese, milk, butter, eggs and yogurt.

Pescatarian – Everything above plus fish (oily fish must only be consumed maximum 2 times a week to avoid high toxin levels in the body)

Omnivores - Everything above plus meat (some may leave out red meats)

Carnivore – only meat

Next week I will be posting about the history of dumbbells how did they get their name and where did they originate from.

Followed by the importance of feet out on 6th November.

See you next week

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